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, water, blankets and shelter from the bitter cold. >>> the u.s. government is taking no chances with citizens and troops in japan. it is now telling all americans to stay at least 50 miles away from the crippled nuclear reactor in fukushima. our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is live at the white house with more on what they're recommending to americans that are in japan right now. hey, jill. >> hey, kiran. there's been a lot of change so let's go through it. late last night the state department announcing that they're having what's called a voluntary departure for the families of people who work in three different locations, embassies and consulate and another location in japan, so that is the u.s. embassy in tokyo, the consulate in nagoya and also the fsi, foreign service institute field school in yokohama. those people are being authorized to leave. they're not being forced or ordered to leave. it's voluntary still. state department says that it will have clarter planes available for those people to leave, 3600 if necessary. alsoer this saying those charter plan
, the british parliament is pushing for arm forces to -- to protect all citizens there by any means necessary. u.s. officials say the international effort to enforce a no-fly zone has been a success after a third day of bombing and the u.s. may soon reduce its role. 80 air strikes today compared to 60 on sunday. >> reporter: fire is pour into the air as jets tried to cripple moammar gadhafi's military. so far all attackers returned safely. these eric are reormed for a new mission. they targeted these areas. outside ben zazi you can see the -- benghazi, you can see the results. rebel forces celebrate on top of a tank after being driven back by moammar gadhafi's army they are ready to resumed their march. in tripoli there are also victory signs from moammar gadhafi supporters. showing a fish crashing an american jet. the government says they are offering themselves as human shields to protect their leader. >> we are waiting for them. their grave is ready here. >>> the u.s. commander says u.s. involvement will decrease as more targets are destroyed. >>> after a weekend of wild weather more rain is o
in the u.s. customers can expect better coverage. and also fewer pricing plans. >> let's hope. >> let's hope so. >>> here's your monday forecast, everybody. have some heavy rain in southern california. showers in san francisco, portland and seattle. another 2 feet of snow in the sierra range and a foot in the southern rockies. showers from the upper midwest to the ohio valley. a wintry mix in northern new england and rain here in new york and in philly. >>> 70s from dallas and miami. 64 in omaha. 60s from billings to salt lake city. near 70 in phoenix. >>> well, it was a stunning close encounter that was simply out of this world. >> pretty cool. i don't know if anybody saw this around here. take a look at this. it looked to the heavens saturday night. you were probably treated to a full moon like none other. scientists call this a super moon because it came so close to the earth. the closest it's come in nearly two decades. >> after the super moon rose in the east it appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than a regular full moon. you said your dad is really into astrono astrono astrono
to the streets in support of the international air campaign this. the u.s. commander in the region says the strikes protected the city from new government attacks and now says international forces are trying to extend the in fly zone to qaddafi's power center of tripoli. we have coverage of our new war on libya, jonathan hunt is on the opposition movement but first to rick leventhal in benghazi much the airstrikes aim to protecting other cities. is it working? >>reporter: well, we have seen the results, between benghazi and to the south where the jets, 95 percent of the missions carried out by u.s. fighter jets neutralizing tanks and heavy armored between here and the southern city 95 miles down the road. taking our thanks and artillery but in that town, qaddafi's army is in control with a major check point north and west of the city with tanks and heavy artillery. the rebels are being beaten back and the jets are not targeting those tanks and other positions because they're in the city limits so we did hear that there were airstrikes to our west. where the population has been taking a
nuclear plant and its implications for nuclear safety in the u.s. >>> and in japan, the officials there wall the situation very grave after confirming that highly toxic plutonium is seeking from the plant. plant operators say the amount of the pleau toneium is not a -- plutonium is not a risk to humans. but it's evidence that there is a leakage from the facility. >>> hitting a wall, what libyan rebels have been stopped. >>> a muslim civil rights hear something going on right now in washington, d.c. we'll find out about the testimony by a member of the san francisco-based group. >>> good morning. we'll have lows in the 40s and then more clouds in the morning and then fewer in the afternoon. tomorrow mid- to upper 70s are possible. >>> in libya today, government troops drove back an assault of rebel sources on moammar gadhafi's town. this comes after several easy days of opposition. they were outgunned by government troops at the entrance to search moammar gadhafi's home town. >>> moments ago, secretary of state, hillary clinton, speaking in london said military action in libya will
video. u.s. forces, japan, and great britain, are leading the forces. a top african official is calling for a transition in libya that would remove gadhafi from power and allow democratic elections there. mary? >> denise, thank you. president obama has yet to address the mission. publicly. he is expected to do so. >>> looks like march could be going out like a lion. it's chilly outside. meteorologist tim williams is there. and he has the "s" word in his forecast. >> well, hello, kai. good afternoon, everyone. we're looking at just the "s" word in our forecast. let's look at live doppler radar. we are definitely cooler right now than we typically are for this time of year. about 10 degrees or so cooler. we're at 45 now. and we're really at the warmest we're going to be for the day. give or take maybe a degree or so. what you're seeing on the screen right now is not really our main concern. that's really an upper level disturbance. it's going to move across the south portion of our region, maybe bringing in a light shower or two. down toward the d.c. and metro area. the bullk is still --
for drinkable water. and the expanding exodus that now reaches streets and airports of tokyo. the u.s. tells americans to evacuate the danger zone and sends in planes to get them out of japan. >>> and two exclusive interviews. tiger and trump. we go airborne with donald trump, who is sounding more like a candidate for president. >> part of the beauty of me is that i'm very rich. if i need $600 million, i can put up $600 million myself. >> and tiger tees off about his frustrations on the golf course. and the challenge of living life as a single dad. >>> and good morning, america, on this st. patrick's day. the latest developments this morning. steam still rising from three of those nuclear reactors. one of those, worse, in fact. it shows the plant at a very critical point. and japanese officials saying, a slight radiation increase is too small to harm the 39 million people around tokyo. >> here's what happened when you were asleep. you saw the military helicopters. they tried to dump 30 tons of sea water on the reactors. they go over it. and a lot of the water dissipates before it hits them.
outside the reactor. so high that top u.s. environmental officials report that a single dose is enough to cause hemorrhaging. more from osaka, japan. >> reporter: yes, megyn. it is looking serious now in terms of the quantity of radiation emanating from the nuclear plant. it appears that we have significant problems at reactor 2 and reactor 3. hearing there are pools of water in a trench that drains off from the reactor towards the sea. it's about 90 feet from the sea, we believe. and that's perhaps one of the reasons that we're seeing greater contamination off the shore. the information is not entirely cleaand that is because they're not sure exactly where the leak is coming from. the greatest concern is that it's coming from the container vessel, indicating, indeed, that there is a partial meltdown. the meltdown may be temporary, that hopefully they will be able to fill that container area up and keep the rods cool. because the radiation levels are so high, it's difficult for the workers to get in there. if they're able to go in without getting radiation burns, it limits what they ca
. >>> and san francisco treat, newly discovered photos show one of the greatest u.s. adaptisast newly discovered photos show one of the greatest u.s. adaptisast of the 20th century in color. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with outmaneuvered. the three-week standoff in wisconsin over a measure that would deal a huge blow to public unions has come to an abrupt end after a stunning move by republicans. until yesterday, republicans state senators couldn't pass governor scott walker's proposal because under the rules they were just one democrat short for the vote to happen. that's because all 14 minority democrats had fled the state in order to prevent a vote on the measure which would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from union workers. but on wednesday, republicans managed to push the order through by resort to go a procedural maneuver that removed parts of the proposal related to nonspending measures. using that tactic, republicans contend the vote could take place without the missing democrats. assembly minori
because of the earthquake and tsunami. how is that affecting the u.s. economy? >> reporter: it's an economic jolt. they are out of a job indefinitely. the quake has halted supplies. >> it's not a good thing. it ripples through the economy. >> most of japan's car factories were not directly damaged disaster but honda, mazda, mitsubishi and toyota have had to stop production rolling blackouts are making power unreliable. much of the country is in no condition to get parts moving again soon. >> the real issues are like power, lack of transportation to get people up there. >> reporter: a truck driver delivers japanese cars from the port. images like these have him worried. >> after seeing what happened on the tv and actually seeing the cars that i deliver get ruined and talking with the people at the port, they are talking two to three months we wouldn't have anything to deliver. >> reporter: apple's ipad 2 is already sold out and japan's shortage may make it even tougher to get one. >> we don't expect to see prices go up in electronics. i want think the first thing consumer are li
picketed the funeral of u.s. marine matthew snider, killed in iraq in 2006. snyder's father sued. >> i think it's an insult to every veteran out there that has served this country. >> reporter: the supreme court ruled the phelps are protected by the first amendment, right to free speech. chief justice roberts wrote for the majority. westboro may have chosen the picket location to increase publicity for its views and its speech may have been particularly hurtful to snyder. that does not mean that its speech should be afforded less than full first amendment protection. eight of the nine justices agreed. >> liberals and conservatives have united in this, on the side of free speech. >> reporter: justice samuel alito dissented, saying the phelps intentionally inflicted pain on the snyders. our commitment to free debate is not a license for an attack on matthew and his family at a time of acute emotional vulnerability central to the church's well practiced strategy for attracting public attention. now the phelps and their anti-gay campaign have won their biggest shot of publicity. steve hand
for gadhafi, to get him into exile. well get into that with the u.s. bourd to the united nations, susan rice. >>> first, we go to jake tapper at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. the president said a confluence of events compelled the u.s. to act to stop a massacre. a moral and a strategic case to act. and broad support for reaction throughout the world. but, george, that did not stop the president's critics. the president said they were a special set of circumstances. >> the united states has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre and establish a no-fly zone. >> reporter: also clearly informing his decision were lessons from two previous presidents. why would the u.s. not militarily seek regime change in libya? >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> reporter: but also the responsibility to prevent a massacre, as did not happen in the former yugoslavia during bill clinton's tenure in 1995. >> as president, i refuse to wait for images of
all of this is. on the heels of a nuclear prices in japan, south carolina here in the u.s. went to court demanding that the nuclear regulatory commission provide a permanent place to store america's waste. there are 104 operating reactors, they're scattered across 65 plants in 31 different states. if you take a look at this map, this gives you a better idea of exactly where this 63 thousand tons of spent fuel, the darker the color of the state, the more radioactive waste that state has, according to the nrc. again, we're talking about 63,000 tons of spent fuel. if you take a look, with the telestrator working, illinois is the state with most, 776 tons. coming in second place is pennsylvania. as we know, pennsylvania, the site of three mile island, the nuclear site that had zadisaste back in the late '80s. and 3,700 tons of spent fuel. pretty much a tie with north carolina and south carolina here. let me show you a map quickly that illustrates what we're talking about when we say spent fuel. these are the spent fuel pools. they're steel-lined concrete pools filled with water like
on the ground were the clearest indication that intensive air strikes carried out by the u.s., french and naval assets over the past week have softened up the libyan military considerably. meanwhile, the front page of " the new york times" - below the fold in the new york times, there's a story on the event recovered live on c-span yesterday. this is prompting us to ask republicans to define what will define the gop primary. with that, republicans only -- 202 the area code. our first call is from ardmore, oklahoma. caller: good morning. i believe the people of united states, their first concern is the economy. another thing we have to be concerned about is full disclosure. in this administration under obama, there has never been such hit in things. he spends money like going to brazil and giving out this money. they owe us tons of money. under the clinton years clinton lent them $100 billion. it goes on and on and on. when did congress lose the power of the purse? the other thing which is the greatest thing in our nation is we have to come back to god and of this nation repents if my people cal
can also e-mail us. preparing for a handover. changing level of u.s. involvement in libya and the deadly super bug drugs can't fight. it's hitting california ♪ you're unpacking already? yeah. help me find some mugs? sure. ♪ [ beep ] hey. okay. -these'll do. -yeah. [ male announcer ] wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. ♪ the best part of wakin' up so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place. ♪ is folgers in your cup >> president obama will address the nation monday about libya. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking any military action. the president gets a big boost, though, from the battle in libya that turned around overnight. libyan rebels are now celebrating regaining control of the eastern city of the gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on the verge of defeat by muammar qaddafi's forces until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the
shows one of the first tomahawk cruise missiled launched from a u.s. war ship yesterday. french fighter jets struck first. the u.s. military says more than 20 targets have been hit, clearing the way for air patrols to ground libya's air force. speaking from brazil yesterday, president obama said the operation is needed to help protect libyan civilians from supporters of the regime. >> i want the american people to know, the use of force is not our first choice, but we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells is his people there will be no mercy. >> in a statement this morning, mr. gadhafi said he is quote prepared to die for his people. >>> time now is 7:10. an unbelievable rescue as the death toll climbs, a hopeful design that survivers are still out there in japan. >>> an international superstar who once hoped to be haiti's next president is shot overnight. >>> let's take a look outside. the roads are still wet. it has been a busy night overnight, and we're going to talk live with the chp, next. >>> good morning to you, giving you a look at somersault this morning. southwesterlies 10
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remain, can the u.s. realistically try terror suspects and close down the prison at the same time. richard wolffe is at the white house with the latest on this. let's start with why the reversal on the president's position here. >> reporter: well, this reversal has been in the work x for a couple of years now and it starts up with the politics of it. they turned against this president early in his term when democrats joined with republicans to cut off funding to transfer prisoners to a high security prison likely to be illinois, but once the politics changed and we saw it with the recent defense spending bill there was no physical way or a practical way they could really close down guantanamo bay because, remember, the other disappointment for them other countries around the world have not taken as many detainees as the incoming president thought he would be able to convince them to take. and lastly, the president's fundamental judgment has changed. his commitment to civil liberties has come up in a clash with his commitment to national security and national security has won out.
. coming up next, preparing for a handover. the changing level of u.s. involvement in libya. and the deadly super bug drugs can't fight and it's hitting california hospitals hard. we'll tell you which ones.d >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> president obama will address the nation on monday about libya. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking any military action. the president does get a big boost from a battle in libya that turned around overnight. libyan rebels are now celebrating regaining control of the eastern city. the gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on the verge of defeat by muammar qaddafi forces until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city to qaddafi troops that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention that began about a week ago. this 12-year-old boy hides while his father describes the situation they endured when the city wa
people. the chief spokesman for the government went on television saying, we might need help of u.s. military fighting the nuclear accident. already, 750 of the nuclear plant workers had been told to leave, to find a safe place. only about 50 had remained. and now, it's believed, even they had been told to stop for a time. japanese officials had begun using helicopters to dump water on one of the reactors. now, even that idea is deemed unlikely to work. pictures this morning show the helicopters trying. they had to stop. it's believed the last 50 workers were already the final line of defense, working frantic in an all-out race. and nuclear experts tell us they're likely using full body suits with air packs, rotating in and out on strict schedules trying to minimize their exposure. radiation sickness can begin to set in rapidly at levels of 1,000 millisieverts. that's the equivalent of 25,000 chest x-rays. if exposed, the symptoms are immediate. from vomiting to a steep decline in white blood cells wiping out their immune system. right now, the radiation levels
, but the defense department video shows u.s. missles being fired off libya's coast, coalition air raids targeted gadhafi's home continue of sirte. >> we will begin diminishing the level of our engagement, the level of resources we have involved in this. as long as there's a no-fly zone and we have unique capabilities, recon innocence, surveillance, we'll have a prefnlts. >> alan: nato's new role will include upholding an embargo and enforcing a no-fly zone, president obama will speak to the nation about our involvement in libya, and abc-7 will broadcast the speech live. >> a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook eastern japan, and a tsunami alert has been issued, but no immediate reports of damage or injury yet. the us west coast is not under any threat. more problems at the fukushima nuclear power plant. high radiation readings are complicating the job of workers trying to cool down overheated reactors after announcing the levels were 10 million times before normalless. plant operators have since apologizing, saying the levels are 100,000 times over the normal level, which is still considered dangerou
. the u.s. counts on him to keep pressure on al qaeda in yemen and is reportedly trying to broker a deal. by phone, a newspaper editor said the president and the nation are running out of time. >> i don't think it will take more than a week. i believe he'll step down less than a week if he is asked or we could see a civil war after it the week. >> reporter: and now supporters and -- nentss opponents. the violence happening as secretary gates was here. reforms clearly not happening fast enough for the thousands in the streets across the region. we expect to see more protests here in jordan and in syria after funerals to bury the dead. and in yemen, those talks continue, but at this point, everything seems to be at a very intense stalemate. >> ron allen, thanks. and for more we're joined by mark halperin. good morning. civilians are being targeted in many places. yet it's only libya where the world seems to be reapgting with the no-fly zone and no drive zone. let me start off by playing what president obama said on that very question this morning in his weekly radio address. >> the united
of this catastrophe is still too big to gauge. >>> u.s. geological survey researchers say a new study confirms that large quakes, like the one in japan, do not trigger major quakes far away. seismologists closely watched the day after the magnitude 9 quake in japan and compared that with quakes spend ising a period of 30 years name found that big quakes can trigger smaller quakes within a 600 mile radius, but not thousands of miles away. >>> san francisco will giant the nation in standing up for japan. vigils are set for many cities tomorrow night. the candlelight vigil will be across from san francisco's city hall, and include speech ands from various community leaders. >>> coming up, nato takes over in libya. what that means for the pus. and we'll have the latest on the ground war there next. >>> the largest sex discrimination lawsuit ever is about to reach the nation's highest cart. what it means for wal-mart and other companies. >>> just days after the u.s. spearheaded air strike against libya, nato has said it will assume control of all air operations. today the secretary of defense and s
confidence. they say u.s. power plants are safe. that may not be enough to ease public concerns. new polling last week found a sharp decline in the percentage of americans who support building new nuclear plants. so far, that fear has not spread to capitol hill. lawmakers are certainly raising concerns but nuclear energy still has bipartisan support. >> i'm not persuaded that nuclear power should be deleted from the list of options that we look at. >> i wouldn't, if i were the president, sign an executive order to freeze all construction of nuclear plants as the president froze all drilling in the gulf coast after that disaster down there. >> reporter: right now there are 104 nuclear reactors across the united states. these facilities account for just 20% of the nation's electricity. far less than countries like japan and france. nuclear power there makes up 70% of the total electrical output. and developing nations such as schin that and india are moving quickly to catch up. the chinese are currently building 100 reactors. last year president obama said the u.s. cannot afford to fall behind
for a handover. changing level of the u.s. involvement in libya and a deadly super bug that is hitting california hospitals hard. >> janelle: president obama addresses the nation monday night. his weekly address is a few of the highlights of his message to america. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. our military has provided unique capabilities at the beginning but this is a broad international effort. our allies and partners are enforcing the no-fly zone over libya and the arms embargo at sea. qatar and the united arab i am rats have agreed the responsibility is transferred from the united states to our partners. >> the president has been getting criticism for members of congress for not consulting with them. >> libyan rebels have regained control of the eastern city. a gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on verge of defeat until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention which begin a week ago. a 12-year-old boy, you can see here, hides his tears, while his father desc
's response. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the u.s. and its allies are escalating pressure on moammar gadhafi. the justice department is being asked to open a new investigation into whether the libyan leader personally ordered one of the worst terror attacks in u.s. history. for than two decades after more 270 people, including 19 americans, died in the bombing of pan am flight 103, shocking accusation from defectors, that moammar gadhafi may have himself ordered the terror attack. sparking calls for a new investigation. >> there have been statements made in the last days by what are now former members of the libyan government fingering gadhafi, making it clear that the order came from the very top. i think we need to move expeditiously. >> reporter: this after two administrations -- bush and obama -- dealt with gadhafi. some of the families of the lockerbie victims have written to president obama and say they are furious, sickened. stephanie's husband, michael, justice department lawyer, was on the flight. >> we had chosen to look the other way because of business
. this is the jam packed a border with tiny shop. help is being sent including supplies from the u.s.. it now appears that the libyan leader is doing a good job of hanging onto his job. today secretary of state henry clinton talked about the high stakes. >> in the years ahead, libya could become a peaceful democracy or it could face a protracted civil war or could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >>pam: libyan leader seemed to be winning back some trouble areas. your looking at a food convoy being sent out today. the government invited reporters to document this. they're been demonstrations in yemen thousands of anti-government protesters rallying in the capital. demanding that the president leaves office. there are also government loyalists, they are forcing their own protests and people on both sides have been killed in violent clashes. in new zealand funerals continue for the people killed in last week's quake. the death toll now stands at 159 and could go as high as to injured 40. this is one of the young people killed. some people still missing are some chinese students. >>pam: 5
continue to escalate between government forces and rebels on several fronts this morning. two u.s. warships enter the u.s. canal this morning. 400 marines on board to help evacuate civilians or provide humanitarian relief. mandy clark is in ajdabiya with the latest for us this morning. man mandy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm on the road to al brega a town in eastern libya and where pro gadhafi forces are battling rebels in willing oil shipping area. now, we are hearing that the rebels are managing to hold back the pro-gadhafi forces. we spoke to one eyewitness on the phone who described hearing jets overhead and rockets going off. there is also a plume of smoke which he said was part of an aerial bombardment but it's unclear what was hit. now, we are currently in ajdabiya and locals say an aerial campaign as well. they are saying a weapons dough poe has been hit but we can't independently verify that at the minute. >> mandy, al brega, why is that area so important? you said you're on your way there. >> al brega is particularly important to gadhafi because it's an oil export
didn't see the amount of u.s. exports rising. in 2010 we exported 3.4 million to japan in fruits and vegetables. >> and. >> i don't think you've seen much in terms of u.s. exports. >> and and honda says it cannot assemble cars because of a lack of parts. >>> a former prime minister of libya says his count very ready to talk with rebel leaders and accept political reforms possibly elections. nato will assume full control monday and today said they would make command of the operation. it will be divided evenly. france declared its under control. an official says gaddafi's ground forces are still a threat. the president is schedule td make expansive remarks in a speech monday afternoon. >> abc news obtained never before seen evidence in the arson death of a palo alto woman. her boyfriend convicted of murder last month. and jennifer, a budding real estate agent. her boyfriend now an american citizen, known as paul cruising hot spots in his fancy range rover. funny. life of the party. entertaining friends in his sprawling hokka lounge n a chilling phone call two months before her deat
>>> good morning. moammar gadhafi troops launch a major counteroffensive. is it time for the u.s. to consider arming the opposition? >>> dangerous dyes -- does the coloring in foods we eat every day have a negative impact on a child's mood and behavior? this morning, the new search for a link and what some parents are already doing just in case. >>> and the polar prince on his trek through the arctic. prince harry opens up to us about his most important duty at the royal wedding. >> are you thinking about what you will say? think about what you'll say when i'm stuck in a tent. our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday 30th, 2011. . good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday, i'm matt laur. >> rebels were making a rapid advance toward tripoli. >> those rebels retreated some 100 miles we'll get the late echt in a live report from libya straight ahead. and we'll talk to republican congresswoman michelle bachmann, who has been critical of president obama's involvement of troops in libya. >> a bizarre case in florida, an honor student who has been offered scholarships t
: they gunfire continues in lib cramp the u.s. military says the bomb bartment so far, which includes tom -- tom ahawk missiles are degrading gadhafi's forces. >> we now have the capability to patrol the air space over libya, and we're doing just that, shifting to a more consistent and persistent air presence. the no fly zone is effectively in place. >> alan: a building on gadhafi's compound has been hit by a cruise missle but they're not specifically targeting the leader. mike mullen says the main goal of the operation is to protect civilians. >>> in japan, officials have declared two units at the struggling nuclear power plant under control. both units have cooled down after operators pumped cool water into storming -- storage pool. however pressure in a third unit rose today. the japanese government is advising people living near the plant not to drink the tap water. >>> a ray of hope was a remarkable rescue sunday, an 80-year-old woman was pull from the rubble where she and her grandson had been trapped for more than a week. she had apparently been pinned under in the refrigerator. fortunat
intelligence-gatherering. this is the first step to where the u.s. could be doing covertly arming the rebels in their fight against gadhafi. now, u.s. officials caution that they have not done that yet. this is essentially laying the legal groundwork to do that. once you do, it comes under fairly strict congressional oversight, but done in a classified way, carl. >> chuck, what has the white house said about this? what are they legally able to say if they want to deny it? >> reporter: it's a covert operation and is legally deniable. that's number one. the white house is not confirming anything. obviously a few weeks ago when this crisis began they did announce that the full capabilities of the u.s. intelligence community would be used. now, at the time the implication was this was about the over the air surveillance, things like that in order to try to track gadhafi's movements. it was also at that time that the cia operatives were going into the country to begin gathering intelligence about the operation and gadhafi. one other thing, carl, the u.s. intelligence community is very optimistic
role in north africa countries where people used them to organize rebellions. the u.s. federal government is also concerned about the impact of social media on trial jurors. when former giants home run barry bonds begins his federal perjury trial in two weeks, members of the jury could be asked to hand over i-phones, blackberry's and other digital devices when court is in session. bonds' defense team proposes warning jurors they could be held in contempt of court for doing any electronic research on the case. charlie sheen is continuing his media blitz. last night he debuted a new life stream web show called sheen's corner. he hosted the show while several people sat nearby including one of his live-in girlfriends. the actor showed off his latest tattoo bearing his new phrase winning written across his wrist. he was build a premier episode and the actor is indicating he'll do another show. one point sheen had 115,000 people watching. archbishop desmond too too will preach at 11:00 this morning. the no bell laureate shown here on stage at the world cup soccer tournament last yea
in the cold case of a retired fbi agent who vanished in iran in 2007. the u.s. government now says robert levinson is alive and being held somewhere in southeast asia. it's asking iran for help reuniting levinson with his family. but iran insists it knows nothing. it's unclear why evidence in the case has just now emerged. >>> the nfl and the players union have gone into overtime. they put another 24 hours on the clock to settle their labor dispute. midnight tonight is the new deadline for both sides to agree on the $9 billion revenue sharing package, or face the first work stoppage since 1987. >>> and airfares are taking off again. the major airlines are charging up to $20 more for round-trip domestic flights. it's not your imagination. it's the sixth time this year they've raised fares, thanks to high oil prices. >>> there's a major, new survey out on sex this morning. it shows abstinence is in. 28% of people 15-24 say they've never had sexual contact with another person. that's up from 22% early last decade. many say, they're just too busy with other activities. that's the news at 7:16
. >> we've seen the people of libya take a courageous stand against a regime. >> reporter: u.s. officials say there have been no reports of civilian casualties. but today, the head of the arab league criticized the international mission saying the strikes have gone beyond what the league support. >> what we want is the safety of civilians. civilians, not more deaths. >>> meantime prices at the pump continue to climb as the tensions continue in the middle east and north africa. a survey released today says a gallon of gas jumped 4%. the average price of gas nationwide is $3.57. that's 76 higher than it was a year ago. san francisco once again has one of the highest prices in the nation at 4:02 a gallon. in san jose it's three 3.98. >>> a a portion of the south harbor was reopened today. the rough weather caused officials to close it later in the day. >>> an update on the current situation in japan. including a new staggering death total. >>> and team mobile will be bought out by at&t. the deal would reduce the amount of national carriers from four to three. the purchase would give at&t
tomorrow night about u.s. military involvement in libya. we will carry his remarks here live. that will be at 4:30 p.m. our time. >>> in japan operates to of a troubled nuclear power plant reported a huge spike in radiation levels was a mistake. a radiation level 1 million times before normal was said to be recorded by the plant worker. the report said the man was so alarmed he took off before taking a second read to go confirm. power play officials just announced the number is not credible. they say they are sorry for the mistake. officials say they are taking another sample to get accurate levels, but they don't know when the results are going to be announced. high levels of radiation in the levels of another reactor were tested on thursday, leading plant officials to believe there may be a breach in that reactor score. >>> the first woman to be nominated for vice president passed away yesterday. back in 1984 walter mondale chose geraldine ferrero, a little-known member of congress from queens, new york to be his running mate. it happened here in san francisco at the democr
. they say the u.s. government is unfairly targeting them because of their religion. >> and you know she's got the golden touch. oprah winfrey has a knack for identifying new tv talent. we're going to meet a young comic in a wheelchair who is so promising he's landed his own show. >> on her network. inspiring story. >> absolutely. >> really is. >>> before that, the fighting in libya has escalated drastically. gadhafi's military used gun ships, helicopters and rockets. to found rebel forces. >> hospitals in the rebel-controlled cities are trying to cope with the constant flow of wounded fighters. lama hasan reports from benghazi. >> reporter: fierce battles raged on sunday's rebel fighters pushing westward toward tripoli were met by air attacks and ground forces loyal to libya's leader moammar gadhafi. >> bombs and bullets. we were trying to escape and come back. i was begging everybody to, like, give me a ride. it was really scary. >> reporter: front line now appears to lie between two towns ras lanuf and bin jawad. abc news was able to make it as far as brega before being turned around
is trying to recruit in the u.s. in new york hundreds gathered to declare it a witch hunt. >>> japan suspended the use of vaccines after the deaths of four children last week. health officials say the children died within three days of being vaccinated for pneumonia and meningitis. both companies are cooperating with the investigation. carnival recall bragss a-- carn celebrations are under way. it's now time for another check of the weather with al roker outside. >> all righty. thanks, natalie. what's your name? >> cory. >> and you're leaving for iraq tomorrow? >> yes, sir. >> be safe. come back and see us when you come back. >> thank you. >> let'sback. >> thank you. >> let's see what's happening. burlington, vermont. wptz, heavy snow, 25 degrees out. as we look at the rest of the country, we can see that storm system moving out through new england, bringing the snow to places and looking at wet weather out west, and another big storm system getting itself together in the plains that will bring mountain snow and into tomorrow night and wednesday some severe weather down through the l
nations is worrying investors that's pushing up gold. while oil and gold soar, watching the u.s. dollar on the back. back to you. >> mandy, thank you. chilling new video of the 9/11 attacks has been released taken from an nypd helicopter. this was retrieved through a freedom of information request. it is never before seen tape. h. this was retrieved through a freedom of information request. a new vent has opened in the kiluaeale volcano. officials say no homes are threatened. some stunning pictures though. back to matt, ann and al. >> you were able to report from there one time. >> we walked on the lava floes there. help me out on the survey. what do you remember gas prices at? >> 29, 30 cents. >> you got the glasses. >> towels. >> mark still has one of the glasses. >> those were the days. not anymore. >> that's for sure. these are the days as far as severe weather. talking snow in the northeast. we have a mess out west. here's the low pressure moving up bringing windy conditions and snowfall amounts, basically around 8 to 10 inches of snow through northern new england. generally one to
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